TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 14th April 2006

Cellular-News for Friday 14th April 2006

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Fri, 14 Apr 2006 09:20:17 -0500

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[[ 3G ]]

China Reiterates Won't Favor One 3G Standard - USTR

China won't favor any third-generation mobile phone standard when it
issues 3G licenses, and will let telecommunications operators choose
which standard to use, according to a statement on the U.S. Trade
Representative Web site. ...

Telefonica Loses Swiss 3G License

Spanish incumbent operator Telefonica has lost its Swiss UMTS license,
because it never used it, nor has it invested in the infrastructure
that was part of the agreement, the Swiss communications commission
said Thursday. ...

Ukraine's regulator may issue 2nd 3G mobile license by year-end

Ukraine's National Commission for Communications Regulation (NKRS)
plans to issue a second license for third generation (3G) mobile
services by the end of this year, NKRS' press office said, citing the
commission's Chairman Oleg Gaiduk. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Sistema chief: Won't team up with foreigners for int'l mobile mkts

Major Russian holding AFK Sistema plans to expand into foreign mobile
communications outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
without foreign partners, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Sistema's chairman
and major shareholder, told reporters Thursd...

Nortel opens second Caribbean office

Canadian telecoms equipment supplier Nortel Networks has opened its
second office in the Caribbean, in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago,
Nortel said in a statement. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Wireless Trade Show Pushes All-In-One Nature Of Handsets

According to Len Lauer, chief operating officer of Sprint Nextel,
there are only three forgotten things consumers will return home for:
a cellphone, a wallet or purse, and keys. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Supreme court: C&W financials are public documents

A team of two lawyers has filed a suit to obtain Caribbean telco Cable
& Wireless' (C&W) financial statements, local daily La Prensa
reported. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Helio Strikes Deal To Offer Yahoo Services On A Phone

Helio LLC is expected to announce Thursday an agreement with Yahoo to
offer Yahoo's search, email, Messenger, news and sports services on
Helio mobile phones. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Huawei expects local 2006 sales to double

Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei expects its Colombian revenues
to double in 2006 to US$120mn, local daily Portafolio reported. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

RadioShack Chairman Roberts To Resign

DALLAS (AP)--Leonard Roberts said Wednesday he is resigning as
executive chairman at RadioShack, which still hasn't replaced the
chief executive who left two months ago because of questions about
claims on his resume. ...

MTS board appoints Melamed acting president

The board of directors of Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile
TeleSystems (MTS) has appointed Leonid Melamed acting president
starting Friday, the company said in a statement Thursday. ...

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